David de Lindsay, 5th Earl of Crawford, Privy Council Feb 1489/90,granted 1472 the Lordship s of Brechin and Forfar for life, Keeper Berwick1473-76, High Admiral of Scotland 1476, Maste r of Household 1480, LordGreat Chamberlain c1483, Jt High Justiciary of the North 1487, entai led1474 the family estates on his hears male forever, created by James III18 May 1488 Duke o f Montrose but this was anulled following James III'sdeath at Battle of Sauchieburn 9 June 14 88, granted a new patent of theDukedom 19 Sept 1489, though the title was not assumed by hi s immediatesuccessors in the possibly mistaken belief that it was a life peerage;and unsucces sful claim to it was put forward by the 24th Earl in 1853.[Burke's Peerage]1
Father: Alexander "The Tiger" LINDSAY , 4th Earl Crawford b: ABT 1423 in OF Glenesk, ANGUSSHIRE, SCOTLAND
Mother: MARGARET C DUNBAR Heiress of Cockburn b: ABT 1425 in COCKBURN, Berwickshire, SCOTLAND
Marriage 1 Elizabeth HAMILTON b: ABT 1441 in Cadzow,Lanarkshire,Scotland
Marriage 2 Margaret CARMICHAEL b: 1441 in Lanark,Scotland
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